Ilmer conservation area character survey
This appraisal sets out the key features that contribute to the character of Ilmer Conservation Area. The full text can be downloaded below.
Ilmer is a hamlet situated about two miles from the Chilterns, set in the flat landscape of the Aylesbury Vale. It is a small settlement isolated at the end of a no through track. It has an open feel die to the wide spacing between buildings along the winding road. Open post and rail fencing is used throughout which allows for long range views across the countryside. Wide grass verges, extensive and open gardens and a green add to the spaciousness.
The focal point of the area is the small church with a wooden bell tower, which lies opposite the green. At the edges of the hamlet are a number of farm complexes. The barn groupings of brick and weatherboarding with old tiled roofs are a key feature. Ilmer House is a late 19th century replacement for the old manor House. It is of a grander scale than most of the buildings in the conservation area, but is set somewhat apart from the core.
Many of the buildings in the conservation area are timberframed or utilise white painted render and brick. This is the unifying theme throughout the conservation area.
There is one listed building in this conservation area.